Robert Durst’s Louisiana gun case to proceed

A judge rejected the Durst family scion's motion to dismiss evidence in the case

New York /
Oct.October 08, 2015 11:10 AM

Before he can travel to California to face trial for murder, Robert Durst will have to resolve the gun possession charge that’s kept him under lock and key since March.

A Louisiana judge rejected Durst’s legal team’s motion to dismiss evidence in the Durst family scion’s lesser-known criminal proceeding, ruling that the search that unearthed the .38-caliber revolver was legal.

Durst faces a maximum 10 year sentence in the case. His team still has a chance to appeal the ruling or offer a plea bargain.

Otherwise the case will proceed to trial next year, the New York Times reported.




Behind the story:

Robert Durst

Durst, the subject of the HBO documentary series “The Jinx,” is accused of murdering a close friend, Susan Berman, in 2000. He was found not guilty of murdering a neighbor in Galveston, Texas in 2003, despite admitting to have dismembered the man’s body.

This past weekend, “The Jinx” co-creator Andrew Jarecki said the Durst family could have helped prevent those two murders.

Durst was also a suspect in the disappearance of his then-wife, Kathleen Durst, in 1982. [NYT]Ariel Stulberg


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